Berkeley Landmarks :: Joseph W. Harris House, Part 2
  


Joseph W. Harris House

Part 2: The stairwell

Daniella Thompson


Looking down from the 2nd-floor balcony to the entrance foyer
(photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004)

Photos: Daniella Thompson, 2004

Four steps lead from the sunken entrance foyer to the hallway and the stairs to the second floor. The hallway opens onto the living room.

Photos: Daniella Thompson, 2004

A rich monochromatic play of textures characterizes the sweeping staircase. The door to the left of the living room leads to the kitchen. (photos: Daniella Thompson, 2004)

Photos: Daniella Thompson, 2004



The graceful stairwell is the single most striking feature of the Harris house. Note the sculptural curves and the fluted wall texture. The stair railing is made of aluminum. (photos: Daniella Thompson, 2004)

The 2nd-floor balcony leads to the bedrooms (photos: Daniella Thompson, 2004)


The planter was a later addition (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004)

Photos: Daniella Thompson, 2004

Part One: The Ground Floor

Part Three: The Second Floor

Part Four: Joe Harris at Home

Part Five: Description of the House in 1936

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The Joseph W. Harris House was designated a City of Berkeley Landmark on 21 June 1976. It is listed in the California State Historic Resources Inventory.

See also: Call Me Joe/House of Harris store

 

  

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